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 Suez-Sinai War
The background for the war were disputes over rights of control over the traffic passing through the Suez Canal, who was to own the canal as well as the continued clashes between Israel and Egypt that had occurred in all the years that had followed since the end of the First Palestinian War in 1949.
The act of taking over control of the Suez Canal is made possible by the fact that British troops had been pulled out of the region more than 5 weeks earlier.
The Israeli invasion is a reaction to a declaration that the armies of Jordan and Syria were set under joint commando of the Egyptian army commander in chief.
i-cias.com /e.o/suezsinw.htm   (591 words)

 Suez Crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Suez Crisis also known as the Suez War Suez Campaign or Kadesh Operation was a 1956 war fought on Egyptian territory.
Whitehall and the Suez Crisis (Diplomacy and Diplomats)
The Suez crisis, the British-French-Israeli attack on Egypt in 1956, was an important moment in Britain's history.
www.freeglossary.com /Suez_Crisis   (1171 words)

 Choike - To defend water is to defend life
The idea to carry out a campaign for a treaty was one of the objectives supported by the civil society organizations that participated in the People's World Water Forum in Delhi, India, in January 2004.
Notwithstanding this, campaigns are not democratic since they do not allow the participation of those leaders and civil society representatives who would like to express their points of view.
The campaign's objective is to spark off a process leading to the reform of the system of international institutions with the participation of all world actors and moving towards a system of global democratic governance.
www.choike.org /nuevo_eng/informes/2603.html   (2504 words)

 BBC - Radio 4 - Today Programme International Report
On the day the Suez Crisis started for me, my parents were going out for the evening and because my school taught the classical arabic which Gamal Abdel Nasser used they asked me to listen to the important speech he was giving that evening and to leave a message if anything special was said.
In response to your request for divers recollections of the Suez episode, my memory is that of a civilian.   I was a young woman in my twenties at the time and went with a friend and her 3  primary school children to Trafalgar Square to hear Aneurin Bevan and others speak out against invading Egypt.
Suez was one post-Imperial posting too far.  My mother was 43 years old; they had just enjoyed late parenthood, albeit for a too short a time.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/today/reports/international/suezemails_2006.shtml   (4626 words)

 The Suez Canal
As the Suez Canal was the only other canal of any significance in the world, today and when it was built, it is only right to portray its history.
The Suez Canal would eliminate this changing of transports, as there would be no need to disembark until the ship had moored at the destination port.
The triumphant opening of the Suez Canal was performed by French Empress Eugenie on 17th November 1869 in the Imperial yacht Aigle.
www.russojapanesewar.com /lewis-5.html   (1329 words)

 Stop Suez - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
SUEZ is a global conglomerate and one of the largest private water services companies in the world.
Suez is number 79 on the Fortune Global 500 and is the world’s second largest water company with energy, water and wastewater operations in 130 countries.
United Water has approximately 75 water and wastewater contracts in the U.S. Suez is well-known in France for a major corruption scandal in Grenoble where a senior executive of the company was sentenced to prison for the bribery of public officials.
www.stopsuez.org /page.aspx   (642 words)

 ipedia.com: Suez Crisis Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
During World War II the area was of strategic importance to control of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East, and British forces operated in the region.
From the point of view of general de Gaulle, the Suez events demonstrated that in case of actual need, France should not have to rely on allies, especially the United States, which may pursue different objectives.
After Suez, Aden became the main base for the British in the region.
www.ipedia.com /suez_crisis.html   (1313 words)

 Gusztáv KECSKÉS: The Suez Crisis and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Cold War History Research Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Applying a montage technique by combining the events at Suez and in Hungary, the author claimed that the two events were closely connected from the very beginning, that they developed in parallel, and that the French-British decision was premeditated.
Although the two series of events stem from totally different causes—the nationalization of the Suez Canal and the threat to Israel were in the background of the action against Egypt, while in Hungary it was the crisis of the Stalinist-type regime—the two crises influenced and affected one another.
The two American historians represent vastly disparate viewpoints: according to Calhoun the Suez question and the fate of the Hungarian revolution are very closely connected since it was the British government’s move which forced Khrushchev to revise his former compromising standpoint and to decide on crushing the Hungarian revolution.
www.coldwar.hu /html/en/publications/kecskes_suez.html   (4055 words)

 Public Citizen | Suez-Ondeo/United Water - Suez-Ondeo/United Water
Suez has lost several of its high profile contracts, such as Atlanta (US) and Puerto Rico and been forced to re-negotiate contracts in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Manila (the Philippines).
Suez has been scrambling to do whatever it takes to turn its financial fortunes around.
So, Suez slashes water system staffs to inadequate levels, fails to perform necessary maintenance, tries to delay or avoid altogether any costly infrastructure investments, screams for higher rates, more money from government or both, and blames public officials, or just the public, for all the company’s problems.
www.citizen.org /cmep/Water/general/majorwater/suez   (408 words)

 The "Suez Crisis", 1956
The roots of the Suez Crisis were the British and French wish to keep the Suez Canal under their control, as well as the protracted animosity between the Arabs — disappointed by the results of the war in 1948 — and the Israelis, which wanted to secure their position due to being surrounded by enemies.
On the east side of the Suez, the French 1e REF landed, together with some Marines and the AMX-13 light tanks of the 7 Division; these units were also swift to organize an advance towards the south.
In strategic sense, the Suez Crisis had a significant importance for the development of both the French and the British air force as well: both countries pushed their own projects for the development of nuclear weapons, in order to establish own means for defense against such threats like the Soviet Union.
www.acig.org /artman/publish/printer_103.shtml   (12437 words)

 Pambazuka News : Advocacy and campaigns
The SADC and Gender 2005 campaign is a partnership that aims to raise the current target of women in decision-making from thirty to fifty percent, and to elevate the SADC Declaration on Gender and Development to a Protocol.
Suez is a global conglomerate and one of the largest private water services companies in the world, but activists claim Suez's projects and policies continue to deny people access to clean and affordable water in many countries around the world.
A campaign to rid African countries of "insult laws" - laws ostensibly intended to protect the dignity and reputation of people in high office, but which are actually used to protect presidents, parliamentarians and in varying degrees other state off...
www.pambazuka.org /en/category/advocacy/page/4   (1611 words)

His next move was his boldest yet, when he seized the Suez Canal and booted out the British and French who managed it.
By the time the Israelis reached the Suez canal, they'd captured $50 million of war material including 100 tanks, 7,000 tons of ammunition and 200 artillery pieces, all of which sat abandoned on the side of the road by the Egyptians as they beat a hasty retreat.
Israel was forced to withdraw to its original borders but had accomplished both of its main goals: to open the Straits of Tiran and to crush the fedayeen threat.
www.boyntonweb.net /Policy/Israel/1956.htm   (1144 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Suez Crisis: Key players
The move was in response to a decision by the United States and Britain to withdraw finance for the Aswan High Dam - a massive project to bring water to the Nile valley and electricity to develop Egypt's industry - because of Egypt's political and military ties to the Soviet Union.
Nasser's nationalisation of the Suez canal provoked deep anger in France where it was regarded not just as a breach of international law, but also as a direct attack on the country's prestige and economic interests.
Eisenhower was horrified by the prospect of military action sparked by the nationalisation of the Suez Canal.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/5195582.stm   (2057 words)

 Orders, Decorations and Medals - Medals by Country - Medals of Britain - Campaign Medals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
He acquired a campaign medal awarded to British troops who served in the Crimea and had the rim engraved with the horse's name and the fact that he had been born in Ireland in 1848.
But, despite their huge success and the unique harshness of a campaign that involved cold of -30C, the veterans were not awarded a medal after the war.
The Arctic Medal Campaign organisation has been fighting for seven years for medals to be awarded to all the veterans of the convoys which carried essential military supplies to the Russian army between 1941 and 1945.
www.geocities.com /dco700/Britain3.htm   (10301 words)

 Public Citizen
Suez earned a $2.42 billion net profit in 2004; in Latin America alone, profits rose nearly 15 percent in the past year.
Suez is a leader in an industry that is turning a right into an unaffordable luxury.
For example, in Buenos Aires, citizen groups have called for the termination of the contract with Aguas Argentinas (Suez is a major shareholder) because the company refuses to make the promised investment to expand the infrastructure while continuing to charge high rates and cutting off consumers who are unable to pay.
www.commondreams.org /news2005/0513-01.htm   (713 words)

 The History Guy:Arab-Israeli Wars:Suez War (1956)
In 1956, three of the Twentieth Century's most dominant forces came together in a short, violent clash in the Egyptian regions known as the Suez Canal and the Sinai Peninsula.
At the same time, as part of his ongoing struggle with Israel, Egyptian forces blocked the Straits of Tiran, the narrow waterway that is Israel's only outlet to the Red Sea.
This plan led to a joint invasion and occupation of the Suez Canal zone by Britain and France.
www.historyguy.com /suez_war_1956.html   (930 words)

 WILPF - water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Suez has placed profit over the human right to water by raising water rates, cutting off the water of people unable to pay, refusing to extend services to poor neighborhoods, threatening legal action when contracts are terminated, among many other problems.
The WILPF Save the Water Campaign will work to empower young people to sit on their county water boards, participate in the community governance of their water, and pressure their community institutions to hold themselves accountable to the citizens and not the corporations.
The Save the Water Campaign would also bring together youth and student activist leaders together for one or multiple strategy sessions, in addition to assisting youth organizations with travel scholarships to important water symposiums and conferences.
wilpf.org /campaigns/water/water-action.htm   (1039 words)

 InternationalReports.net : Egypt
Although the Suez Canal would be completed in 1869, and subsequently revolutionize navigational commerce between east and west, Bartholdi’s vision never materialized in Egypt due to lack of funding.
Situated on a narrow peninsula between Lake Manzala and the Mediterranean sea, Port Said was built at the mouth of the Suez Canal, a nearly 200-kilometer canal that traverses the Sinai Peninsula to connect the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
In 1956, French and British paratroops landed at Port Said during the Suez campaign and the city suffered heavy damages.
www.internationalreports.net /middleeast/egypt/2001/portsaid.html   (1223 words)

 Campaign Unavailable
Last year, activists from around the world directly challenged Suez as the corporation’s annual shareholders’ meeting convened in Paris, France.
Suez’s documented history of price gouging, cut-offs and negligent management has caused dramatic increases in water bills and left thousands of people without access to potable water—from Atlanta, Georgia to El Alto, Bolivia.
Send the below letter to the CEO of Suez and the CEO of its US subsidiary, United Water, and tell them that developing countries like Bolivia, with staggering debts, cannot afford to subsidize one of the world’s largest corporations.
www.stopcorporateabusenow.org /campaign/stopsuezabuse   (189 words)

 Helicopter in Suez
The Suez Campaign saw the dawn of the helicopters role as an Assault Transport with British and French forces using their respective helicopters to transfer troops to the landing zone.
The Last action of the helicopter in the Suez campaign was involved in resupplying the H.M.S. Theseus which was running short of vital medical supplies on its way back to Malta after the Allied withdrawal.
Please note that we have only touched the surface of the Suez invasion and will be adding more information to this site as time permits and we welcome any corrections to the above.
www.britains-smallwars.com /suez/helo.html   (372 words)

 Sinai Campaign 1956
The escalation continued with the Egyptian blockade of the Straits of Tiran, and Nasser's nationalization of the Suez Canal in July 1956.
The continued blockade of the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Aqaba to Israeli shipping, combined with the increased fedayeen attacks and the bellicosity of recent Srab statements, prompted Israel, with the backing of Britain and France, to attack Egypt on October 29, 1956.
The Sinai Campaign temporarily ended the activities of the fedayeen; however, they were renewed a few years later by a loosely knit group of terrorist organizations that became know as the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_1948to1967_sinai_backgd.php   (578 words)

 HistoryCentral.com - Your Source for Everything History -> World History > Middle East > 1956- Suez Crisis
Following the Israeli War of Independence, the British, Americans and French, by mutual agreement, did not supply either the Israelis or the Arabs with significant quantities of armaments.
The arms deal, combined with continued fedayeen (armed terrorist) raids in southern Israel, convinced Israeli leaders that steps would have to be taken to alleviate the situation and that this would have to be done before Egyptian forces were able to achieve strategic predominance in the area.
In return, the Straits of Tiran were opened for Israeli shipping, and a U.N. force was placed in the Sinai and Gaza Strip as a buffer.
www.multied.com /MIDEAST/Suez.html   (275 words)

 Palestine TimeLine 1900-1979
This was rejected by the Zionists, who then organized terrorist groups and launched a bloody campaign against the British and the Palestinians.
Egypt refused to permit Israeli ships to use the Suez Canal and blockaded the Straits of Tiran (Israel's access to the Red Sea), which was seen as an act of war.
After crossing the suez channel the Arab forces gain a lot of advanced positions in Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights and manage to defeat the Israeli forces for more then three weeks.
www.palintefada.com /english/time1900.html   (3694 words)

 Suez_campaign (Sinai Campaign) Mivtsa Sinai - definition - Zionism and Israel -Encyclopedia / Dictionary/Lexicon of ...
When they were turned down by the West, the Egyptians turned to the Eastern bloc countries and concluded a deal with Czechoslovakia.
On July 26, 1956, Nasser nationalized the Suez canal, angering Britain and France.
In the summer of 1956, Israel, France and Britain colluded in a plan to reverse the nationalization of the Suez canal.
www.zionism-israel.com /dic/Suez_Campaign.htm   (772 words)

 The 1956 Sinai Campaign
Closure of the Suez Canal and the Tiran Straits damaged Israel's trade with Asia, for it meant that foreign ships carrying goods bound for Israel and Israeli ships carrying goods bound for the Far East had to travel a long and costly circuitous route to the Atlantic and Israel's Mediterranean ports.
Their interests converging, Israel, Britain and France planned an attack on Egypt, with the former seeking free navigation through international waters and an end to terrorist attacks and the latter two hoping to seize control of the Suez Canal.
On October 29, 1956, Israel began its assault on Egyptian military positions, capturing the whole of the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula.
www.adl.org /ISRAEL/Record/sinai.asp   (566 words)

 Palestinian Pundit: Suez-50 years on
Angered by the dismissal and condescension from the West, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal on July 26.
In 1950, the US, Britain and France formed their own tripartite agreement “to assist the victim of any aggression in the Mideast." Ike was furious that his closest allies had violated the spirit of that agreement AND kept him in the dark about their plans for invasion.
Though Britain and France did not lend air support until the actual Election Day, their involvement in the Suez campaign was visible throughout the Summer and Fall of 1956.
palestinianpundit.blogspot.com /2006/11/suez-50-years-on.html   (1102 words)

 A 50 Year Anniversary: Moving Forward and Standing Still   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
B'nai B'rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising and the Suez Campaign.
On October 29th, the Suez Campaign began, in which Israel joined Britain and France in an assault on the Sinai Peninsula and the Suez Canal.
And while the Suez Canal remains nationalized, Israel is still fighting a war on terror that has seen no respite over these many years.
bnaibrith.org /pubs/pr/10-23-2006_suez.cfm   (811 words)

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